So I was given this PT-109 boat and I think it's quite awesome. It's got some old electronics in it, even a manual speed control. It's obviously not a combat ship, bit it is a war model. Anyways, I'm going to slowly work at updating it. My plan is to update it with a hobbywing 880 esc, and a traxxas servo. For a radio system it has a 2 channel twin stick Futaba Attack transmitter with matching reciever and servos in the boat even. (I didnt get a picture of the transmitter, but I did find the exact model on ebay). It's almost hard to think about changing the electronics out but I know an ESC with a BEC would make the boat so much better, and wouldn't have to run a seperate reciever packs. The question here is, is it possible to add a third channel to the radio? and how hard/expensive would it be if it is possible? or does anyone know of a another radio with the twin sticks that are single channel that has a third channel toggle? I do want to keep.it having that old school cool feel to it, so I want to stick with an AM or FM transmitter that fits the era of the one I have now for it If I cant find anything or it just is too expensive to add an extra channel, I may just do the ESC upgrade, and wire the slide switch to it (right know the flip switch turns the speed control on and off, the slider turns the receiver on and off) and wire the other one for a manual control of the lights. Also, not sure what props to run on it, but I would like to put some on it that are made of some kind of metal (steel, brass, etc.). Current ones are plastic. I'm not looking to gain any speed, just durability, and maybe something that is less likely to get caught up if I hit some weeds or something. Eventually I want to make a replacement top section, that has a camera mount, and make it a camera boat. Should be big enough, and with some extra protection I will add to it, BB and ram resistant.